Two South Pacific Notable Notables

I’d just like to take this time and applaud two inspirational Pacific Archivists, Tukul Kaiku and Ewan Maidment, respectively, who have recently been honored:

Tukul, who teaches Records and Archives Management at the University of Papua New Guinea, was chosen Archivist of the Month by the International Council of Archives in June of 2010. As a member of the PARBICA regional reference group, she was instrumental in the formulating of ideas for the Recordkeeping for Governance Toolkit.

In a country where managing archives and records is anything but easy. Tukul Kaiku’s energy, leadership, commitment, enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism is a constant inspiration to her friends and colleagues within the PARBICA family. —ICA

Ewan Maidment received The Australian National
University Vice Chancellor’s Staff Award for Outreach. He has been the Executive Officer since 1995 for the Pacific Manuscript Bureau which aims to help with long- term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible.

Ewan has been a towering force and inspiration for scholars and students in Pacific Studies, and for countless Pacific Islands communities and individuals. —Dr Chris Ballard


About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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